January 6, 2021
Men's Basketball Can't Overcome Cold Shooting Night Against Queens
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens, ranked 19th in NCAA II, used a strong second half to put away visiting Catawba 77-59 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Curry Arena. The Royals improve to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-4 and 2-4.
Despite poor shooting, Catawba led much of the first half. The Indians could can only 29%, but Queens struggled as well, canning only 33%. Larry McLeod scored four quick points and Queens didn’t find the scoreboard for the first four minutes. The Royals took their first lead midway through the half then scored the final seven points before the break to go up 30-26.
A three-pointer by Marcus Burwell, who led Catawba with 19 points put the Indians up 33-32 early in the second half before the Royals went on an 11-0 run to grab a double-digit lead. Queens kept around that 10-point margin until the final minutes when they pushed out to its final margin.
Kenny Dye tossed in 18 to pace Queens. Kelyn Pennie hit four three-pointers and collected 14 points with AJ McKee scoring a dozen. Gavin Raines pulled down 11 rebounds.
Queens heated up and hit on 52% of its shots in the second half. Catawba stayed cold, making just over 30% and shot 29.6% for the game. The battled on the boards was even with Queens committing eight fewer turnovers and hitting nine three-pointers to just three for the Indians.
Catawba is scheduled to host Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
|No events are scheduled today|
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 60-55
Basketball (M) @ Queens 59-77
Basketball (M) TUSCULUM 72-74
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman, ppd. 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman, ppd. 5:30 p.m.
Swimming Women @ Wingate w/LR & UNCP 4th
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, ppd. 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry, ppd. 2 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne w/Wingate 3rd
Swimming CHOWAN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Limestone, ppd. 8 p.m.
Softball @ Augusta noon
Basketball (W) MARS HILL 2 p.m.
Softball @ Augusta 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) MARS HILL 4:30 p.m.
Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.